Dr. Martinez describes why a patient should have her bariatric surgery at a hospital rather than a surgicenter.
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Performing Bariatric Surgery at a Hospital These patients are already at risk because they are morbidly obese. So, being at the surgicenter, they may not be well equipped to take care of the patient overnight where complications can set in within the first 24 hours. While at the hospital, the hospital is very well equipped and personnel, all the personnel are well trained to take care of these patients and all their needs.